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3 Somerville High Soccer Players Arrested in Connection With a Sexual Assault

- Allison Goldsberry Three members of the Somerville High School junior varsity boys soccer team were arrested on charges that include aggravated rape and assault with intent to rape in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred at the school’s annual sports camp in Western Massachusetts. According to Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless, the […]

35 Years Ago Today Medford Native Ran Across US for Charity

August 29th marks the 35th anniversary of Dave McGillivray’s historic arrival into Fenway Park after running across the United States – from Medford, Oregon to Medford, Mass. – to raise money for the Jimmy Fund cancer charity. “It’s hard to imagine it was that long ago, seems like just the other day,” McGillivray said. “At […]

Stonewall Democrats Endorse Sciortino for Congress

The Bay State Stonewall Democrats have announced their endorsement of State Representative Carl Sciortino in his bid for US Congress in Massachusetts’ 5th District. “There is a clear difference between the candidates in this race,” said BSSD co-chair Steve Iannaccone, “and Carl Sciortino’s unwavering commitment to the LGBT community in the State House made this […]

Record Number Apply to Tufts; Class of 2017 Most Selective Ever

Tufts University’s Class of 2017 is one for the record books. This year’s first-year class of some 1,316 students was whittled down from a record 18,420 applicants, a 12.5 percent increase over last year’s pool. Only 18.8 percent of applicants were offered admission, making 2012-13 the most selective undergraduate admissions cycle on record for Tufts. […]

‘I Have a Dream’ by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fifty years ago, on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech as part of the March on Washington. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.Five score years […]

Mayor Joins Others in Rally to Reduce Gun Violence

Story updated 8:45PM Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Pictured, left to right: Mrs. Kim Odom, mother of a gun violence victim, Mayor McGlynn and Senator Warren. Courtesy photo. On Wednesday, August 28th, Mayor Michael J. McGlynn joined Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, Mayor Thomas Menino and members of the State’s congressional delegation, local families of […]

Somerville Real Estate Broker Admits to Stealing Clients’ Money

- Allison Goldsberry A Somerville real estate broker has admitted to stealing over $100,000 in client money, according to information released by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. District Attorney Ryan said Farkhanda “Kandy” Tarar Shah, 61, of Peabody, “bilked” clients out of more than $119,000 by converting their deposits to her own personal use. Shah […]

Tufts Launches Youth Philharmonic for High School Students

The Tufts Department of Music and Community Music at Tufts announce the formation of the Tufts Youth Philharmonic, a Friday afternoon orchestra for advanced high school orchestral musicians beginning in September 2013. The orchestra will be led by noted conductor Professor John Page, with coachings and sectionals led by Boston’s finest musicians.    The Tufts Youth Philharmonic will […]

‘Dance in the Fells’ Returns to Medford

Two Roads Performance Projects presents Dance in the Fells: Wright’s Pond, a festival of site-specific, outdoor dance at Wright’s Pond on Elm Street in Medford, just minutes outside of Boston. On Saturday, October 12th, four innovative Boston-area dance companies will perform new dance works in four locations around beautiful Wright’s Pond and the neighboring forest. […]

Chiefs Fall to Blue Sox in Game 5

- Bruce Tilman for the Andre Chiefs The Lexington Blue Sox took Game Five of the Intercity League Championship Series, beating the Chiefs 7-2 at Maplewood Park on Sunday night. With the win, Lexington reclaims the ICL crown that the Chiefs took from them in five games last season. The Chiefs and Blue Sox have […]